Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Weekend Thoughts

Over the weekend I officially said goodbye to summer. Much of the weekend was centered around family and close friends as we spent the time celebrating my aunt's recent graduation from her nursing program with a big picnic/party. Over the steady stream of chatter punctuated by a hearty laugh here or there and the kids yelling in the background throwing water balloons at each other, summer drew to a close. Saturday and Sunday were beautifully clear days with a breeze in the air that reminded me that this was it, one season was ending and another was well on its way. As I predicted a week ago, I'm ready and welcome the change.

I watched a college football game, played cornhole, drank Apple Pie from a red plastic cup, and discussed a cousins upcoming winter nuptials. I went in after sunset to find a sweater because the air had a slight chill to it. I awoke on Monday to a gray, rainy day; a little taste of the days ahead. My little cousin and I discussed what baked goods we would be entering in a county fair that will be held in about a month and how we hoped it would be cool on that Saturday morning for the parade and because thats the best time to enjoy some kettle corn. This morning I had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Earlier this evening I dug out the autumn themed decor and pumpkin & apple scented candles. Soon friends and I will be planning which haunted houses we're going to attend and travel to various fall festivals. I also have to admit, the thought of curling up with a good book on a rainy evening is incredibly appealing. There will be bonfires,drinking hot chocolate on cold nights at a Friday night football game, and drinking a Sam Adams Oktoberfest brew wearing a hooded sweatshirt tailgating. I really am excited for fall and all the new possibilities that come with a new season.

18 comments:

jnyfritz said...

kevin and i noticed the first leaves changing on our ride back from maine. fall will be here shortly but it has be a fantastic summer!

nory said...

So cool that you are entering some of your baked goods in a county fair! I hope you blog about it =)

I should send you our locally brewed Pumpkin Ale to help you kick of the fall! Once it's available in stores I'll figure out a way to get you some!!!

RebeccaC said...

Ah! This post is killing me. We spent the past weekend visiting my inlaws in OH and made a stop in Hudson (my favorite small town). We even popped into a few open houses....just dreaming at this point, but its certainly a tempting thought to be able to curl up in front of the fire in a big historic country home and enjoy the small town life in the fall. SIGH...

LiLu said...

I think I finally am, too. I'm definitely ready for it to settle down a bit! Summer is fun but exhausting.

Gourmet Candles Distributor said...

I also noticed a few leaves turning yellow this weekend. It's hard to believe fall is about here. Soon pumpkins will be out and about peoples homes and such and the children will be discussing what they want to be for Halloween. Time sure goes fast.

Kyla Roma said...

We've just started to see the leaves change colour and fall now here, and I'm ready to wear my cute fall sweaters. You've been so much about the season's lately! =)

looking4#3 said...

I just want to come and live with you!! Somehow, I think your house, your town, your family and of course you would just feel like home!!!
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Thanks for always being there my friend.

Bayjb said...

Um Apple Pie in a cup? I just died a little bit because I'm so excited to try it. There are a few things I'm looking forward to now about fall but I'm not 100 percent there JUST yet. Although my jackets are ready to come out.

Trina G. said...

thinking of you often. I had to check in on you and catch up a bit.

pumpkin spice latte. i can't believe it. time flies. i can''t help to feel that my summer has passed me by. it has, but I have next summer to look forward too. This ccancer stuff sucks.

my spelling is not only bad becajuse I have the shakes, but josh got a new keyboard and it suclks too! LOL

pumpkin ale sounds delicious. That will have to wait until next fall too :)

I bet it is gorgeous there. i was there in oct 5 years ago and I loved it. have fun pulling out your fall decor and we have NO GOOD haunted houses here. I'm jelous.

hugs to you Mandy from Ohio. keep it cool.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i love that you hangout with your little cousin like i do.

also, apple cider? come to momma.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

You could say I celebrated the end of summer over the weekend, too. Fleece jackets and pants were pulled on to sit around the fire while camping. But, you know what? I love fall. Love love love it. And welcome it with open arms.

Little Fish said...

I WANT SUMMER BAAAAAAAACK!

Vanessa said...

The first pumpkin spice latte of the year is the best!

amanda said...

i HEART fall. and all of your wonderful imagery to get me ready.

Auburn Kat said...

I finally opened my reader today!!! I'm excited about fall but disappointed in the weather we had this summer!! I'm also nervous about having to go through another winter in buffalo...although I'm trying not to think about that!!!

michellewoo said...

Oooh, after reading this post, I am officially excited about fall festivities!

Maris said...

you summarized everything I love about fall!

Andy said...

I am excited for the FULL FALL MODE to get on. Except for the fact after that's done, WINTER will be hwre and UGH, I am SO not ready for that yet.